Title IX Information & Coordinators

  • Title IX Information

    On June 23, 1972, the President signed Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Public Law No. 92-318, 86 Stat. 235 (June 23, 1972), codified at 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688, into law.  Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, part- or full-time status, disability, race, or national origin—in all aspects of a recipient's educational programs and activities.

    The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

    Pursuant to Education Code § 221.61, all educational institutions in California subject to Title IX must ensure their websites include the specific Title IX information as set forth.



    Notice of Nondiscrimination and Contact Information for the Title IX Coordinators

    Maria C. Rios, Ed.D.
    Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services
    Title IX Coordinator for Employees/ADA
    Tel:  (626) 312-2900 x219
    Email: mrios@rosemead.k12.ca.us

    Jennifer Fang, Ph.D.
    Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
    Title IX Coordinator for Grades PK-8 and Special Education
    Tel:  (626) 312-2900 x233
    Email:  jfang@rosemead.k12.ca.us



    Rights of Students Pursuant to Title IX

    No person in the United States of America shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

    The following is a summary of the rights of students pursuant to Title IX as set forth in Education Code section 221.8:

    1. You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
    2. You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
    3. You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
    4. You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
    5. You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following: 
      1. Equipment and supplies,
      2. Scheduling of games and practices, 
      3. Transportation and daily allowances,
      4. Access to tutoring, 
      5. Coaching,
      6. Locker rooms,
      7. Practice and competitive facilities,
      8. Medical and training facilities and services, and
      9. Publicity.
    6. You have the right to have access to a Title IX Coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
    7. You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) to access information on gender equity laws.
    8. You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights (OCR) or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
    9. You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
    10. You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.


    For more information regarding student rights pursuant to Title IX, please visit:



    Responsibilities of Rosemead School District under Title IX

    The responsibilities of the Rosemead School District and other educational programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance shall provide all students with the right to participate in all educational programs or activities free of discrimination based on their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, part- or full-time status, disability, race, or national origin.  

    As part of the obligations under Title IX, all recipients of Federal financial assistance must designate at least one (1) employee to coordinate their efforts to comply with and carry out their responsibilities under Title IX and must notify all students and employees of that employee's contact information.  This employee is referred to as the "Title IX Coordinator."

    For more information regarding the responsibility of educational institutions under Title IX, please visit the following:



    How to File a Complaint Pursuant to Title IX

    Individuals who have been subject to discrimination prohibited under Title IX may file a complaint with the District as well as the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”).    If a crime is involved, such as sexual assault or rape, individuals may also file a report with the local police department.  Individuals may pursue one or all of these avenues at the same time. Below is a summary of each process.

    • District Complaint - Individuals may file a complaint pursuant to the Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP) as set forth in District Administrative Regulation No. 1312.3, which can be found at https://www.rosemead.k12.ca.us/domain/244  Please contact the Title IX Coordinator, as identified above, if you have any questions.

    • Time Requirement - In order to file a complaint with the District, individuals must file the complaint as discussed above within six months of the discrimination occurring or awareness of the discrimination (5 CCR 4630(b) and District AR 1312.3(4c)).  If you have any questions about this time limit, or if you believe your complaint may be outside this time requirement but want to explore other options, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.

    • OCR Complaint - For more information regarding filing a complaint with OCR, please see: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html

      OCR requires that the complaint be filed within 180 calendar days after the discrimination.  Please contact OCR, or visit the websites above, if you have any questions or concerns about this time requirement.

    • Police Report - If you are a victim of a crime, call 911. To file a police report, please contact local law enforcement at: 

      Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
      Temple Station
      8838 Las Tunas Dr.
      Temple City, CA 91780
      Tel: (626) 285-7171

    • Investigation ProcedureUpon receipt of any complaint related to a potential Title IX violation, the District will ensure every allegation is investigated promptly, adequately, and impartially.  The District will also take steps to protect all complainants from retaliation and ensure all parties are treated fairly throughout the District’s investigation process.  As part of its Title IX obligations, the District will also take steps to prevent the recurrence of any sexual violence and remedy discriminatory effects on the complainant and others, as appropriate.

      AR 1312.3 describes the District’s investigation procedure, which can be found at https://www.rosemead.k12.ca.us/domain/244

      For information regarding OCR’s investigation process, please see https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaints-how.html


    Contact Information for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

    OCR enforces Title IX to ensure that institutions that receive federal financial assistance comply with the law.

    • OCR provides an online complaint filing system at https://ocrcas.ed.gov/

    • OCR can also be contacted through the California regional office at

      Office for Civil Rights
      U.S. Department of Education
      50 United Nations Plaza
      Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
      San Francisco, CA 94102
      Tel: (415) 486-5555
      Email: ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov
     updated:  3/2/2022